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Welcome from Dean pro tem Larry Lynd

Larry Lynd

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences. Our goal—as innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice—is to support the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes. Explore our website to discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students, staff and alumni working together to advance that goal and our strategic plan: Catalyst for Change 2.0. To learn more click here.

Larry D. Lynd
Professor and Dean pro tem

At a Glance

By the Numbers

2023 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #30 Worldwide, #2 in Canada

As of July 2022 (from June 30, 2021 to July 1, 2022)

  • Publications: 240
  • Grants: 131
  • Awards: 33
  • Media Hits: 21
  • Students: 879 Entry-to-Practice PharmD, 26 Flexible PharmD, 102 BPSc, 20 MSc, 42 PhD, 1,756 registrants in 37 Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Programs and 86 Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program students
  • Alumni (total): 7,278
  • Experiential Education: 765 Practice Educators, 424 Practice Sites in BC
  • People: 82 Total FTE Faculty, 658 Clinical Faculty, 41 Honorary Faculty, 111 Total Staff, 20 Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 5 Research Associates, 119 Student Workers

To view our Year in Review: 2021–2022 report, click here.

November 2023

New Publication from CORE: Gheshlaghi, Niloofar, Thomas, Megam, Trehan, Natasha, Harrison, Mark. De Vera MA. Reporting of determinants of health inequities and participant characteristics in randomized controlled trials of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Canada: a scoping review. Pediatr Rheumatol 21, 134 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-023-00917-5. The first author Niloo, is a 4th year BPSc student who conducted the study as the program's first Directed Studies student.

Leung R, Hefford H, Chew C, Yuen J. “Strategies Proposed by Students and Pharmacists for Virtual Experiential Patient Care Practicums.” Innov Pharm. 2023;14(4). https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v14i4.4985

MacDonald BJ, Turgeon RD. Some disproven misconceptions about shared decision-making. Can Pharm J 2023 [online 2023 Nov 24];https://doi.org/10.1177/17151635231213293.

Barry AR, Wang EHZ, Chua D, Zhou L, Hong KMH, Safari A, Loewen P. Patients’ beliefs about their cardiovascular medications after acute coronary syndrome: a prospective observational study. CJC Open 2023;5(10):745-53.

Barry AR. Pharmacist activities in ambulatory heart failure clinics: defining those “things” that we do. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2023;6:1178-9.

Barry AR. A trio of hypertension trials that may change your practice. Pharmacy Practice + Business 2023;10(5):18-9.

Barry AR, Helisaz H, Safari A, Loewen PS. Cardiovascular outcomes with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Can J Cardiol 2023;39(10):S179-80.

Barry AR, Helisaz H, Safari A, Loewen PS. Cardiovascular outcomes with P2Y12 inhibitors after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Can J Cardiol 2023;39(10):S28-9.

Barry AR, Turgeon RD, Ellis UM. Antithrombotic therapy in patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a network meta-analysis. Can J Cardiol 2023;39(10):S41.

September 2023

Gaudin M, Lai T. Celebrating our cultural food heritages: A community kitchen series for families in the DTES community. $1,500. Partnership Recognition and Exploration Fund, University of British Columbia. 2023.

Congratulations to Thomas Thomas Velenosi on receiving funding from the latest round of BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) awards. A total of seven projects led by UBC researchers were awarded a combined $1.5 million in funding. Dr. Velenosi’s project is Pharmacometabolomic for precision cancer treatment. Read the full story athttps://research.ubc.ca/new-bckdf-funding-supports-innovation-healthier-lives.

Rxpid Resources. Jason Min (PI), Jasmin Gill, Ingrid Frank, and Olivia Bailey. $2,000, UBC Open Education Resources Fund Rapid Innovation Grant, 2023.

iixsatimutilh: we are medicine for each other. Larry Leung (PI), Jason Min, Tia De Groot, Emma Mills, Brandon Whitmore, and Madison Runa. $60,000. The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Fund. 2023.


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